In Germany, children and young people are required to attend school. This includes not only participation in lessons, but also in the other obligatory events at school.
As a rule, children are enrolled in elementary schools at the age of six. There are ten public elementary schools in Rastatt. However, enrollment is also possible at a private school.
Questions and answers about school registration
At what age will my child start school?
In Baden-Württemberg, all children who have reached the age of six by June 30, 2023, i.e. who have turned six, will be required to attend school. At the same time, children who turn six between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024, can be registered for school by their parents. This registration triggers compulsory school attendance.
Which elementary school is responsible for my child?
According to the school law of the state of Baden-Württemberg, a school district regulation applies to elementary schools. This is based on the respective residential address. The parents of future first graders are contacted by the elementary schools in their respective school district. Rastatt's elementary school districts (PDF) (1.6 MB)
When does my child need to be registered for school?
School registration usually takes place in November/December of the previous year. School admission takes place by the end of February. The responsible elementary school invites the legal guardians in writing to register their children.
Note: If you have not received an invitation for your child, please contact the elementary school responsible for your residential address.
Where does my child need to be registered?
What documents does my child need for school registration?
Please come to school registration with your child and bring the following documents:
- Birth certificate of your child
- a certificate of registration from the citizens' registration office (in case of moving in)
- proof of custody (in the case of single parents)
- proof of deferral (if you had applied for this in the previous school year)
- a proof of the vaccinations carried out (vaccination certificate)
Can my child start school a year later?
Can my child transfer to another elementary school?
What care services are available?
The city of Rastatt offers a variety of childcare options at its elementary schools. Seven elementary schools offer all-day care. In addition, nine elementary schools offer childcare for up to two hours during off-peak hours.